OUT in Oz – April 2012

Welcome to the April edition of OUT in Oz - news from Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia, brought to you this month by OUT Travel.

The dust and the glitter has finally settled after a very busy festival season over the past few months. Despite the rain, large numbers turned out for the 2012 Mardi Gras Parade and a sold out crowd were entertained at the After Party including a special 25th Anniversary performance by Kylie Minogue.

In this newsletter, we feature a number of our Members, who have recently undertaken upgrades to their properties and facilities for the benefit of their guests. We also feature the Gold Coast Gay Day which is set for Saturday 12 May at the Parklands Showgrounds. GALTA will be there, so do come up and say hello if you are attending.

If you are planning a holiday or short break, do visit the GALTA website and checkout our Members listings to see what they have to offer.

We would love to hear your feedback and any experience you’ve had from your travels around Australia. Email: admin@galta.com.au with your comments.

Until next time!

Rohan Shearn
GALTA
admin@galta.com.au

New look for affordable Whitsundays
ImageLong Island Resort and Club Crocodile Airlie Beach are starting the 2012 Whitsundays holiday season with a fresh, new look and specials to celebrate.

The properties lead the affordable 3.5 star market in the Whitsundays with a choice of resort accommodation on an island or convenient accommodation at Airlie Beach.

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Sydney Mardi Gras hits the heights

ImageSydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have announced they are thrilled with the phenomenal success of this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras Festival, Parade and Party.

Marriage equality crusader Shelly Argent OAM was this year’s Chief of Parade and there were more than 9100 participants and 134 floats working their way up the parade route to the thunderous applause and cheers of the hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets.

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 Come be a Planetdweller!
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Planetdwellers are Australia’s largest Lesbian and Gay and friends tour company for inbound travellers.

Our delight is in showing off the wonderful, unique and famous landmarks, from the heights of Uluru to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, from a walking tour of one of the many gayborhoods to hang gliding over stunning scenery and ending with a beachside picnic, let us show you why we love this country so much.

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Tropic Sunseeker back in the water with a new look!

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Following a $700,000 refurbishment, Sunlover Reef Cruises have celebrated the relaunch of its 400 seat vessel, Tropic Sunseeker.

Tropic Sunseeker is an air-conditioned, fast catamaran that will depart Cairns daily, bound for Sunlover Reef Cruises’ outer reef pontoon at Moore Reef. It will also be available for private charters.

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Live at the Copa with Miss Sandy Bottom

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Borenore Big Brunch in conjunction with Nyrang Homestead and Orange Mountain Winery sees the return of Sydney’s favorite self acclaimed Transgender Illusionist, Miss Sandy Bottom to the Australian National Field Days at Borenore on Saturday 14 April 2012.

Sandy who is a world renowned International entertainer with over 20 Years as a cabaret performer and journalist, offers her unique style of comedy, music and bitchy wit in her Live at the Copa show.

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at Hotel Group continues to expand in Airlie Beach

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Despite the tough tourism and economic climate in the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach based hotel management company ‘at Hotel Group’ has expanded its portfolio this week, signing contacts on the management rights of Blue Horizon Resort Apartments.

at Hotel Group Managing Director Jeff Aquilina said despite times being tough, his group’s continued investment in destination and hotel marketing had ensured the success of his existing portfolio, allowing for the expansion.


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Featured Event:

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Gold Coast Gay Day will be held on Saturday 12 May bringing together the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community (LGBT), their families and friends together for a day of live entertainment, positive networking and spectacular fun. Click on the image for more information.

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